Monday, April 18, 2011


Yes, bright and early tomorrow, I'm off on my adventure/holiday with my 22 year old daughter who is currently living in the UK. We go to Morocco for two weeks after Easter, then have a couple of weeks travelling around Portuagal and Spain. Hopefully, we will have time to go to Cornwall when back in the UK. I come home to Australia mid June.
I am pre posting various bits and pieces so my blogging friends don't forget me :)
I don't know if I can post blogs from OS but I'll give it a go. I am on facebook [mainly for family connections] and will attempt to load regular photos, so if you go to Noela Mills and the UK/Morocco/Portugal/Spain album, you should get some photos. However, I think you need to be a facebook member to see them.

I am besotted with driftwood collected from the beach. Yes, it's the wabi sabi in me. My sister and I collected lots of lovely pieces from the Bribie Island beach a few weeks ago. These will form the basis for a multitude of creative projects for years to come.

To me, they evoke amazing stories of fantastical journeys across the oceans coming from far away and exotic places - perhaps starting life as a building in the Amazon, or a shoji screen in Japan, or just a happy little beach side vine on a Pacific island.

I  have made 6 cute little fabric books with driftwood bindings.
This is a teaser of what's to come.


  1. Love the driftwood textures, and I look forward to photos of your trip. Have a great time!


  2. Have a great trip, and there is something about driftwood,you enter the dreamtime.

  3. Ah yes, the dreamtime - thanks David. Leslie, I will be checking email xoxoxo

  4. Hi Noela,
    I wish you a good time in Morocco, Portugal, Spain and UK.
    and further, much driftwood, good weather, fun .....
    I will not forget you and look forward to when you get back and show us your impressions of the trip.
    see you soon and best regards, Ralf

  5. Thanks Ralf - love these new blogging friendships :)

  6. The blogging community will be the poorer in your absence. Can't wait for the Moroccan inspiration. Enjoy, and travel well.

  7. Have a wonderful trip Noela. Looking forward to seeing your photos.

  8. Have a good trip. Love the driftwood too. Have collected it in the past.

  9. N- great collection - looks good not only for bookbinding but maybe a little Bazola as well when you return. You are winging your way to UK as I type this comment. Hope it all goes well and you have a relaxing time. B

  10. gorgeous bits of driftwood there Noela - safe and happy travels!